Phenomenology of High Energy Physics

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The course is designed for doctoral students. It is useful, even if not mandatory, to have taken the
Experimental High Energy Physics II course. To fully understand the theoretical part one must have taken a course in quantum field theory,


Introduction to cosmology and inflation

Cosmic background radiation measurements

The problems of the hierarchy of the cosmological constant and the electroweak scale and naturalness

Modern solutions to hierarchy problems: links between hierarchy and cosmology

Limits at LHC on technicolor , supersymmetry and more.

Dark matter: how it was produced and how it is revealed, from axion to black holes.

Inflation as a cosmological collider

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Discuss the "big questions" of high energy physics and the theoretical and experimental ways with which today
we try to give an answer

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